Becoming a grandparent is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling times of your life. You get to witness your children pass on the parenting techniques they learned from you, and see the world through your grandchildren’s eyes for the first time.
The bond between grandparent and grandchild is special and often hard to put into words.
Here are a few of our favorite grandchildren quotes. What are your favorite grandkids quotes? Please add them in the comments section below.
#1: “Grandchildren give us a second chance to do things better because they bring out the best in us.” – Unknown
#2: “Elephants and grandchildren never forget.” – Andy Rooney
#3: “A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do.” – Lois Wyse
#4: “Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.” – Lois Wyse
#5: “A grandchild fills a space in your heart that you never knew was empty.” – Unknown
#6: “Never have children, only grandchildren.” – Gore Vidal
#7: “Your sons weren’t made to like you. That’s what grandchildren are for.” – Jane Smiley
#8: “Do you know why children are so full of energy? Because they suck it out of their grandparents.” – Gene Perret
#9: “If I had known grandchildren were this much fun, I would have had them first.” – Unknown
#10: “For the sake of our health, our children and grandchildren and even our economic well-being, we must make protecting the planet our top priority.” – David Suzuki
#11: “The grandchildren should not bear the debts of the grandparents.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#12: “You better arm yourselves to answer your children’s and grandchildren’s questions… no matter what the question is… without being judgmental.” – Josh McDowell
#13: “With your own children, you love them immediately – and with grandchildren, it’s exactly the same.” – Kevin Whately
#14: “The joy of grandchildren is measured in the heart.” – Unknown
#15: “If we care about the children, the grandchildren, the future generations, we need to make sure that they do not become the cannon fodder of the future.” – Helen Thomas
#16: “They say genes skip a generation. Maybe that’s why grandparents find their grandchildren so likable.” – Joan Macintosh
#17: “Grandchildren: my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye.” – Unknown
#18: “Dearer than our children are the children of our children.” – Unknown
#19: “Your children are your rainbows and your grandchildren are your pot of gold.” – Unknown
#20: “Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.” – Unknown
#21: “I wouldn’t change my grandchildren for the world. But I wish I could change the world for my grandchildren.” – Unknown
#22: “Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.” – Pam Brown
#23: “When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.” – Ogden Nash
#24: “Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.” – Doug Larson
#25: “A grandparent is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.” – Unknown
What are your favorite quotes about grandchildren? If you were to make up a quote, what would it be? Please join the conversation.